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Double play by Cassidy, Sara, author.

Double play

Allie loves baseball. It's the one thing that has been consistent in her lately complicated life. Allie's father left recently, and now Allie has a new family -- her mother's new girlfriend, Phyllis, and son Miles have moved in. It's taking some adjustment, mostly because Miles seems determined to get under her skin. Things start looking up when Allie gets invited to join the boy's baseball team as their new pitcher. But then Miles announces he's quitting the boy's team and tries out for Allie's

Apr 19, 2014
Hope is a ferris wheel by Herrera, Robin.

Hope is a ferris wheel

After moving from Oregon to a trailer park in California, ten-year-old Star participates in a poetry club, where she learns some important lessons about herself and her own hopes and dreams for the future.

Apr 19, 2014
Game over, Pete Watson by Schreiber, Joe, 1969- author.

Game over, Pete Watson

"When videogame obsessed Pete Watson discovers his dad is not only a super-spy but has been kidnapped and is now trapped inside a video game, he has to use his super gaming skills and enter the game to rescue him. And if he succeeds, who will save Pete from his massive crush on Callie Midwood?"--

Apr 19, 2014
Furious Jones and the assassin's secret by Kehoe, Tim.

Furious Jones and the assassin's secret

Upon witnessing his famous spy-novelist father's murder just seven months after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Furious, now an orphan, seeks clues in his father's latest novel to stop the murderer before he or she strikes again.

Apr 19, 2014
Frenzy by Lettrick, Robert.

Frenzy

Chaos ensues at Camp Harmony when a virus turns the animals in the surrounding wilderness into raging, foam-spewing predators.

Apr 19, 2014
Screaming at the ump by Vernick, Audrey.

Screaming at the ump

Twelve-year-old Casey lives with his father and grandfather at their family-run umpire school, and as he deals with middle school and his mother's unwelcome return, he stumbles on a sensational story that has him questioning his dream of becoming a journalist.

Apr 19, 2014
Stay where you are & then leave by Boyne, John, 1971- author.

Stay where you are & then leave

Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock.

Apr 19, 2014
The Pacific giants by Flitcroft, Jean.

The Pacific giants

"Vanessa discovers another beast, cadborosaurus willsi, or Caddy for short, off the west coast of Canada"--

Apr 19, 2014
Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage - a mystery with hoverbots, bristlebots, and other robots you can build yourself by Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.

Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage - a mystery with hoverbots, bristlebots, and other robots you can build yourself

After a series of robberies strike Half Moon Bay, sibling sleuths Nick and Tesla build robots out of household objects in order to catch the culprits.

Apr 19, 2014
Saving Baby Doe by Vigilante, Danette.

Saving Baby Doe

"When best friends Lionel and Anisa find and save an abandoned baby, the fallout threatens to tear their relationship apart"--

Apr 19, 2014
Sasquatch in the paint by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-

Sasquatch in the paint

Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams.

Apr 19, 2014
The crossover by Alexander, Kwame.

The crossover

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Apr 19, 2014
The day my father became a bush by Leeuwen, Joke van, author.

The day my father became a bush

"Toda's father has gone away to fight in the war. Luckily, he's read about camouflage and will be able to hide from the enemy by disguising himself as a bush. Toda is sent to stay with her mother where it'll be safer. Her journey across the border is full of danger and adventure, but she doesn't give up. She has to find her mother. A clear-eyed, funny, and off-beat novel about a girl making sense of a baffling world."--Page [4] of cover.

Apr 19, 2014
Semper fido by London, C. Alexander.

Semper fido

Gus Dempsey is a newly trained dog handler in the United States Marine Corps, and when he is deployed to Afghanistan he is paired with Loki, a bomb-sniffing black Labrador with a mischievous streak.

Apr 19, 2014
Something upstairs by Avi, 1937-

Something upstairs

"When 12-year-old Kenny Huldorf moves to Providence, Rhode Island, he quickly discovers that his attic bedroom is haunted! Night after night Kenny watches as glowing smoke rises from the floor to sculpt the form of a troubled spirit. The ghost--a teenage slave named Caleb--summons Kenny back in time to correct a century-old injustice. Kenny soon finds that his fate is entangled with Caleb's murder. Will he be able to right the wrong? Or will he remain forever trapped in history?"--P.[4] of cover

Apr 19, 2014
The stowaways by Marentette, Meghan, 1974- author.

The stowaways

The Stowaways aren't like the other Weedle mice. They are inventive and curious, they go on adventures, and they are much too clever for their own good. In fact, everyone knows that Grampa Stowaway was killed in a trap on one of his adventures. So who would want to associate with a family like that? There's something else about the Stowaways. They keep secrets. Rory has made friends with a bird their natural enemy and his twin brother, Morgan, dreams of sailing away. But Gran has the biggest sec

Apr 19, 2014
Ultimate showdown by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Ultimate showdown

Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.

Apr 19, 2014
The riverman by Starmer, Aaron, 1976-

The riverman

"The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next"--

Apr 19, 2014
Kingdom Keepers VII - The insider by Pearson, Ridley, author.

Kingdom Keepers VII - The insider

Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory -- a lost icon.

Apr 19, 2014
File under- 13 suspicious incidents by Snicket, Lemony.

File under- 13 suspicious incidents

"Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case"--

Apr 19, 2014